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Murphy returns home with silver in hand

But swimming isn’t everything, she has another challenge on her hands.

Grainne Murphy from Wexford returning to Dublin airport today.
Image: PA

SHE’S ALREADY taken the silver at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest but Grainne has another hurdle on her hands this week.

The swimming star will, like thousands of others across the country, be receiving her leaving cert results on Wednesday. Grainne told her mother yesterday that, she felt she already had brought home the prize. The swimming star spends six hours a day training and has split her exams over two years to allow her pursue the sport. The 17-year-old will receive the results of three exams this week.

Although Grainne’s passion is in the pool, her mother wants her to do well in her exams too.

Grainne returned home today and their was a heroes welcome at Dublin Airport where friends and family gathered to cheer her success.

Speaking on Today FM this afternoon Murphy said she never expected to win at her first European championships.

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